Unemployment levels are low, but many people are being pushed into inadequately paid jobs by a punitive benefit system and lack of choice.
Farm dwellers' conclusion is that the politics associated with land is not about an organised emancipatory movement. Farm dwellers are mainly preoccupied with daily survival strategies.
Queensland Labor claimed it has 'created 122,500 jobs – more than four times the number of jobs created under the Newman-Nicholls government'. Is that right? We asked the experts.
Jobs are not created or lost because of a single technology, but because of the business models designed to leverage the power of it.
The Palaszczuk government has achieved better outcomes than the last two Queensland governments.
Born and raised in poor circumstances, many South African police officers find themselves in the job after original aspirations slipped beyond reach.
Big Issue sellers get social contact and dignity out of their work, but it's not a secure pathway out of poverty and homelessness. Social enterprises enable small steps; governments can do much more.
A survey of young voters reveals a lack of engagement in politics.
South Africa should look towards inclusive growth to push back the growing levels of poverty within the population.
Amid wider reforms to labour law, proposals to reduce subsidised jobs for the unemployed raise concerns.
South Africa's recently announced economic recovery plan failed to break away from the cumbersome neo-liberal line.
The costs of casual work are now outweighing the slim benefits in wages (and even those are not as much as they used to be).
The minimum wage may be adequate for some low-paid workers – but this is clearly not the case for the woefully inadequate Newstart Allowance.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is stuck, according to the economic evidence, it has to raise rates but it also should cut.
The threat of a loss of jobs in the the industries that support construction reveals the problem in relying on building to sustain the economy.
Early intervention via education and training will cost money straight up. But it makes no sense to watch young people drift through unemployment and disengagement and turn into unemployable adults.
Fifty years ago, Jeffrey Horner watched news broadcasts of the riots that erupted just miles from his home. But he was worlds apart from the racial tensions that had been festering for decades.
New research released today by the Grattan Institute shows that income growth and unemployment rates are not obviously worse in regional areas.
Focusing on the gender wage gap means we don't address increasing insecure work. Women face both higher unemployment and underemployment rates than men.
Christian Porter said Australia's welfare system 'was costing over 100% of all income tax raised' under Labor after the GFC, and that it's 'around 80%' under the Coalition. Is that true?